Monday, October 6, 2014

Waterfront Dining With His Parents

Figuring out what to wear for a dinner out with your S.O.'s parents can be tricky. Even when you've known each other for years (technically 13 years in my case), you still want to seem put together, comfortable, and classy. For a nice dinner outside overlooking the Shem Creek harbor, I chose a simple iteration of a jeans + tee outfit. 


I could have done a skinny jean with this look, but I think the trouser-cut of these Gap jeans lend themselves nicely to the general 70s vibe I've got going on in the rest of the outfit. Plus they dial down the sex appeal a bit and up the parent-friendly appeal.


Yes, I totally did wake up early and snag one of the Altuzarra x Target blazers. There was hardly anyone there, so I had my pick of the lot. Sadly, the orchid maxi dress didn't work for me (and my lifestyle if I'm honest--when would I wear it?), but I also grabbed one of the faux-croc waist belts that are now sold out and going for twice the price on Ebay.


I love wearing hats, but I find it's usually best to shop men's hats. They run a little bigger and therefore fit better on my large, Irish noggin. This cheapie from F21 just kind of perches precariously on my crown.


This is what my hair does when it air dries: nothing.


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Jacket: Altuzarra for Target Velvet Blazer in Ruby Hill. Sold out! Modcloth will have a similar version soon, and J. Crew makes a velvet version of their popular Schoolboy blazer. It comes in lots of colors, sizes 00-16, and has petite and tall sizes!

Shirt: StyleMint Classic Crew.

Jeans: Gap 1969 Long and Lean Jeans

Boots: Mudd. Other (better) options from Rag & Bone, Target, Carlos By Carlos Santana (Rosannadanna [old SNL joke; ask your parents]), and ECCO

Purse: Michael Kors Sloan shoulder bag

Necklace: BaubleBar. Here are some other options I really like: Pinup Fringe Sapphire Strand, Azure Layered necklace, and the Bud Gem Collar

Sunglasses: Vintage via thrift store. Consider these other cat eye sunnies from Wildfox, Dolce & Gabbana, and Quay.

Hat: F21. Similar (men's) style here and here. Ladies styles here and here.




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